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over the mercury exposure at a local junior high school.. the outbursts during the community meeting about the
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>> plus... today could be a landmark day for the clark county school district .. the major vote to decide whether or not to reorganize. ((brian loftus)) >> and... a cool down coming our way ... will make it feel like fall.. the drop into the 80's .. in sherry's weather now forecast. ((kirsten joyce)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((brian loftus)) thanks for waking up with us on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader. i'm brian loftus. ((kirsten joyce)) >> and i'm kirsten joyce walter johnson junior high ... after staff and students were exposed to mercury... and held for testing for nearly 20 hours. ((brian loftus)) >> the district says 9-students and 3-teachers tested positive for levels of mercury... everyone was deemed safe. ((kirsten joyce)) >> but emotions boiled over during last night's community forum to discuss the ordeal. 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live outside the middle school with reaction. good morning michael? ((michael stevens)) >> brian, kirsten... today, marks day two of classes being canceled at this junior
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the district says it's because the school is being cleaned and decontaminated... and the process is necessary to contain anymore exposure. last night, the district held an open house to answer any questions about what happened. a lot of concerned parents directed sometimes angry questions at officials. at one point there w thrilled with the lack of the communication... and many left the meeting feeling like their questions weren't being answered: ((tanja babajan // parent: "i don't know what to do, where to go, whom to ask, whose gonna help us, whose gonna clean my house, whose gonna check my little kids?")) ((nicole watson // parent: "they did nothing to prevent this. this is where the problem is.")) ((michael stevens)) >> right now, police are trying to figure out how the substance got into school... and who brought it in. they so ask if there are items
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contaminated, bring them to school this morning at 8. also last night, the district held their regularly scheduled board meeting... the superintendent was there. hear what he had to say about the whole ordeal coming up in our next half hour. brian, kirsten? ((brian loftus)) ((brian loftus)) another big update with the clark county school district.. ((kirsten joyce)) >> toy on reorganizing the nation's 5th largest school district. the proposal was unanimously approved by the state board of education last week. the plan calls for moving power from a central office to the more than 300 schools in the district. principals and their volunteer boards would control about 80 percent of the money flowing to their schools. if approved .. this would be implemented at the start of next school year./// ((brian loftus)) and just last night .. the school board voted to support the opt- in law for sex education ... in the next legislative session. that means.. it's up to parents to decide if
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sherry, how's the weather? ((sherry swensk)) it's clear and mild this morning...
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temps will again reach for those 100s today. ................. right now in the upper 70s around the valley and won't dip to the cooler 60s . staying hot for the weekend. demetria, how are the roads? there is a lot of water on the roads? there is a lot of water on the there is a lot of water on the
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there is a lot of water on the southbound side of the strip at convention center drive. there has been some and it looks like crews may have busted a pipe. it's flooded the right lane. metro is reporting a hit and run crash at the tropicana/ decatur intersection.
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both good and bad. if a plan is approved next week .. a special session of the legislature would then be called in the first part of october./// ((brian loftus)) still to come on 8 news now good day.. a warning for wells fargo customers .... ((kirsten joyce)) >> the scam thousands of employees were fired for ... and the money that could be coming your way. ((brian loftus)) coming your way. ((brian loftus)) plus.. cones in summerlin will be slowing you down this fall. the alternates you can take to avoid the delays, coming up in "what's driving you crazy?" ((kirsten joyce)) and we want you to be pa day.. just head to our 8 news now facebook page.. and upload a back to school pic under the contest tab. up to 8 lucky viewers will be chosen each week to win an 8 news now mug! to win an 8 news now mug! we'll be right back./// ((you're watching the valley's news leader...
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((demetria obilor)) a 3- year- old seattle mariners a 3- year- old seattle mariners fan has become an internet sensation. she was dubbed "cotton candy girl" .. and as gabe cohen reports ..
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bouncy beatrix hart. natsot: "this is for me?" the 3-year-old who gives gifts and sings. but today she's got a big interview. natsot: "hello hello!" here with dad to talk about her new nickname. (jake hart, father): "the world is calling her cotton candy girl now." let me explain (the girl cuts the reporter off) natsot: "yay mariners!" yes - the mariners. beatrix was at the game wednesday night. that's when the jumbotron captured an amazing moment. covered in cotton candy, that's beatrix going bezerk. the cameras came back again and again. beatrix hit the car meanwhile the mariners posted this video and the internet got to work. (jake hart, father): "then you wake up the next morning and whole world is talking about it." now, cotton candy girl and her apparent sugar rush are famous. (beatrix hart, "cotton candy girl"): "i feel crazy." but the secret most folks don't know this look didn't come from any sugar. beatrix just likes making faces - a lot of them. (beatrix hart, "cotton
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candy and i was eating it all." but none compare to the tasteful look that's flavored the internet. (beatrix hart, "cotton candy girl"): "i didn't have enough." (jake hart, father) "oh, you didn't have enough?" (beatrix hart, "cotton candy girl"): "i didn't have enough cotton candy." (jake hart, father): "you gonna need some more" (beatrix hart, "cotton candy girl"): "yeah!" in fairness - it was her first time trying it. in seattle, gabe cohen... natsot: "i did that" komo news. sherry, how's the weather?
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neighborhoods in the 70s right now. ..... we hit that 100 yesterday - as i was thinking we might. and we will do that again today and through the weekend. ...........
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little more through saturday and sunday. .......... then gusty winds in the mountains first... then breezy winds in the mountains to bring the temps down next week. ............ pollen swirling around with sage blooming. ......... tropical moisture still lifting into the middle of the country and causing heavy rain and severe weather today. ............. a cooler system drops in from the northwest drops into our area at the beginning of next week and stirs up the wind and brings
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90s and even upper 80s by midweek. eventually the pattern over the west will change into fall with cooler air moving in consistently and the longer nights will break down the hotter days./// ((kirsten joyce)) the white house is assessing whether north korea conducted its fifth and largest the u-s geological survey recorded a 5-point-3 magnitude seismic event near the north's known nuclear site this morning. north korean leaders say it was successful and they're now capable of mounting nuclear warheads on ballistic rockets. they say the tests are in response to international sanctions and u-s hostility in the region./// ((kirsten joyce)) if you bank with wells fargo ... you'll want to check your account transactions. the consumer financial protection bureau fined the bank 185 million -- its largest
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regulators say wells fargo employees created more than 2 million fake debit and credit card accounts.. in customer's names without their knowledge. the bank then took money from them in the form of fees on those fake accounts. more than 5 thousands wells fargo employees were fired .. the bank will now pay 5 million dollars in refunds to customers./// thanks, sherry. now to demetria for a look at the roads.
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((brian loftus)) a special superhero 5k will be held this weekend .. to bring awareness and raise money for children battling cancer. this is something that hits home to metro captain james larochelle. s diagnosed with leukemia in march. she's now undergoing treatment ... and the family says rosa's most recent biopsy revealed she has a 97-percent survival rate: ((james: we absolutely know that rosa is gonna beat this thing in a little bit and we're gonna be in a much better place and have just a greater appreciation of things...)) ((brian loftus)) >> they are thankful for support from family, friends, and the local non- profit candlelighters. on saturday - the family will help to raise money during the superhero 5k. i'll be one of the co-hosts ..
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((kirsten joyce)) school is stressful .. so one local high school is helping kids relax.. ((brian loftus)) >> the free yoga classes now offered .. in today's what's cool at school. ((kirsten joyce)) and it's time for today's facebook contest. register to win on our facebook page. good luck!/// brian loftus
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school is leaving students feeling rejuvenated and refreshed, in today's "what's cool at school." high school can overwhelm anyone, and western high school is addressing those student stressors with a new yoga program.... sharelle moore senior "i think it means everybody is going to be happy, because everybody gets stressed. you know, we're teenagers, we worry about grades, school, and school activities.....and how we're going to fit all this in our lives and yoga is just something to relax and forget everything for a minute, and let go." ((brian loftus)) this area of town has no yoga studios; so western high school
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and "lululemon," to create this special space for students melissa blynn executive director, create a change now "when they spoke about bringing a yoga room potentially to one of our schools i said i have their perfect match for you - let's build a yoga room at western high school, and let's launch it, and do yoga twice a week for the kids as well as the staff!" ((brian loftus)) every tuesday and thursday after school, students and staff can take advantage of free classes taught by professional yoga instructor. founder, try (trauma recovery yoga) "everybody that came together to make this happen, it's a beautiful project, and everyone's heart is really in it, and you can feel that." ((brian loftus)) the great need for this healthful, holistic practice is evident in the popularity among students..... sharelle moore senior "i'm going to be here every day - i need to work on these muscles." alejandra alvarez senior "being able to come here and just be able to be around people that probably have the same stressful day, or just wanting to relax, just puts a good vibe in you." dana crowley dean of students, western hs "give them an hour of
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and hopefully go the rest of their day feeling a little bit better about themselves." ((brian loftus)) most students.....new to yoga, say they welcome the benefits, and the challenge sharelle moore senior "oh, it's a workout it's not just stretching i wish it was because my stomach wouldn't be hurting right now." ((brian loftus)) these teens say this yoga program shows that leaders at western high school are thinking about what is best for their students ana aguayo senior "because it's definitely something new, and it's a change to bring everybody together, and feel welcomed. i just think it's a great idea." alejandra alvarez senior "yoga is one t now we're bringing on all this positive energy, positive things, and all these positive people. we are turning this school around.....even if it's just yoga. "i'm excited for this program, i just, i just can't believe that it's here." ((brian loftus)) and that's what's cool at school........nama ste brian loftus to vote for this program or to submit one ... just look for this segment
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com.. or send us an email... cool at school at las vegas now dot com. the winner will receive 250 bucks for their program./// demetria, what's driving people crazy? demetria obilor construction is underway on town center drive and it's impacting traffic the city recently started working on a repaving project. lane closures will be in effect periodically while utilities/ manholes are lowered which could shouldn't slow you down all that much. the actual repaving work should take two weeks once it starts. after that's done, crews will raise the utilities
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that will happen some time in november. this project will include the installation of a pedestrian flasher at crestdale lane. the city says vehicle lanes will be reconfigured and new bike lanes will also be installed. work hours will be 7am to 4pm monday through friday from 9am to 3pm. traffic will typically be down to one lane in each direction. what's driving you crazy? remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com.
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15 years .. since 9/11.. the tributes happening right now ... to remember those killed in the attacks. ((brian loftus)) >> plus... emotions run high for parents ... what they now want ... after students were exposed to mercury. ((kirsten joyce)) >> and... say goodbye to the triple digits ...
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up again. ((brian loftus)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((kirsten joyce)) thanks for joining us on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader. i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) >> and i'm brian loftus. frustration... and outrage... after a mercury scare inside a local school. ((kirsten joyce)) >> parents with kids at johnson junior high were invited to an open house last night ... it was supposed to be an informational meeting... t ((brian loftus)) 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live outside the middle school in the center of all the controversy... michael, what were parents saying? ((michael stevens)) >> brian, kirsten... as you could imagine... these parents had a lot of questions... after mercury was found... 9-kids and 3-teachers tested positive for exposure... and over 12-hundred students were locked inside this school for nearly 20-hours as the
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course. today, marks day two of classes being canceled at walter johnson junior high school... the district says it's because the school is being cleaned and decontaminated... and the process is necessary to contain anymore exposure. last night, the district held an open house to answer any questions about what happened. a lot of concerned parents directed sometimes angry questions at officials. at one point there was shouting... heard, saying they were not thrilled with the lack of the communication during the long ordeal. across town... a regularly scheduled board meeting was taking place and our reporters pushed for more answers from the district: ((pat skorkowsky // superintendent: we have many challenges when it comes to events like this. we will be debriefing with all the officials involved next week to see how we can handle the situation better, to get feedback.")) ((michael stevens)) >> right now, police are trying to figure out how the substance got into school... and who brought
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they so ask if there are items you have ... that may be contaminated, bring them to school this morning at 8. ((kirsten joyce)) happening right now .. right now .. the army junior rotc program at valley high ... holding a remembrance ceremony r let's listen in .. ((brian loftus)) >> this weekend marks 15
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attack. we'll have more on other ceremonies happening today .. in about 10 minutes./// sherry, how's the weather? ((sherry swensk)) it's clear and mild this morning... as the sun is coming up. temps in the as the sun is coming up. temps in the 70s around the valley. ................ after another hot day.... we hit the 100 degree mark late afternoon.
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................. right now in the upper 70s around the valley and won't dip to the cooler 60s . staying hot for the weekend. demetria, how are the roads? strip by convention center drive. it's off to the southbound side of traffic and it's blocking off the right lanes. there's a lot of construction happening at rainbow/russell right now for a county project.
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expect delays heading through this area.
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((kirsten joyce)) 15 years .. since our country was attacked ... ((brian loftus)) >> today's remembrance .. for a local high school teacher .. who was killed in 9/11../// ((you're watching the valley's news leader... with brian loftus, kirsten joyce, sherri swensk and demetria joyce, sherri swensk and demetria including with nukes, yes including with nukes. i know more about isis than the generals do, believe me. nuclear, just the power the devastation, is very important to me. i want to be unpredictable, unpredictable, unpredictable, unpredictable. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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this is 8 news now good day)) ((brian loftus)) sunday marks 15 years .. since the 9/11 terror attacks .. this morning, las vegas will pay tribute to a palo verde high school teacher who was killed that day. barbara edwards was on the plane that crashed into the pentagon. the high school's air force junior rotc program will hold
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((kirsten joyce)) >> 8 news now is paying tribute to the victims of 9/11 ... with a special show sunday morning. it airs from 5:30 to 6:30 am .. the time the planes hit the towers./// sherry how's the weather today?
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in the 70s. we hit that 100 yesterday - as i was thinking we might. and we will do that again today and through the weekend. ........... high pressure strengthening over the west to heat us up a
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.......... tropical moisture still lifting into the middle of theou weather today. ............. a cooler system drops in from the northwest drops into our area at the beginning of next week and stirs up the wind and brings cooler air. snow will fall in the rockies again and the great basin mountains. .......... our temps take a big drop to the low 90s and even upper 80s by midweek. eventually the pattern over the west will change into fall with cooler air moving in consistently and the longer nights will break down the hotter days./// metria, how are the a?< ck to you!// ((kirsten joyce))
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and we know which ones are the best! ((brian loftus)) >> coming up x now good day.. michelle mortensen shows us the winners of the try it before you buy it viewers choice awards. plus... (( i am charlie rose. coming up, captain "sully" sullenberger. we will be on the hudson river to talk about the day his plane splashed down. that is coming up, on cbs this morning. )) /// you're watching 8 news now good day. ((brian loftus))
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and the the rise lantern festival is nearly sold out. there are just a few tickets remaining for friday night of the event ... on october 7th. no more passes are available for saturday. this is the third year of the festival .. and they've expanded it to 2 days. folks who go ... release lanterns into the sky ... symbolizing peoples' hopes, dreams, resolutions, goals and desires. it takes place on the moapa river reservation.///
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and it was a pretty tight race. ((brian loftus)) >> we're talking about the try it before you buy it viewer's choice awards. consumer advocate michelle mortensen tell us which ones came out on top. ((michelle mortensen)) for the past week thousands of you have voted for your favorite try it before you buy it segment. and today on our 1 year anniversary ... we are revealing the fan favorite. in third place ... we had a tie with the spin mop and the amazon echo story getting 14% of the vote each. vote is the copper pan story .. iron chef edition ... a personal fav. and in first place .. the try it before you buy it fan favorite is ... drain wig. ((michelle mortensen)) we really have had so much fun doing try it before you buy it the past year .. and we can't wait to do even more over the next 52 weeks. but before we test out some more products ... we thought it would be fun to look back on some of our best bloopers ... enjoy!! ((michelle mortensen)) ((and we are going to put all of this to the test ... yeah it just seems like
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yesterday that my first born was .... and that's all you really need ... that grier ... we forgot the trash can .... stop right now ...... i don't understand why there is so much shell ... well maybe because i cooked it in the shell ... that's what smells so bad ... your mama is so fat not even god could lift her spirt ... her spirit but it said spert? catch it .. now at the end of the day ... what was that the safety .. we are going to peel a zucchini .. tomatoes ...
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sherry, how's the
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cooler 70s for highs today... and yoga pants! ..... we hit that 100 yesterday - as i was thinking we might. and we will do that again today and through the weekend. ........... high pressure strengthening over the west to heat us up a little more through saturday and sunday. .......... then gusty winds in the mountains first...
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down next week. even to upper 80s midweek. ............ pollen swirling around with sage blooming. ......... tropical moisture still lifting into the middle of the country and causing heavy rain and severe weather today. ............. a cooler system drops in from the northwest drops into our area at the beginni of next ek dweek.entually the pattern over west will change into fall with oler a moving in consistently and eoer nights wie hotter days./// metria, how are the roads?the r westbound 215 darm springsr con rly mondayoing thenorthbound 95 westbound 215 will close from 12am to 5am. detours will be in
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w'ell be right back with brighter moments./// ((brian loftus)) ((brian loftus))
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is not doing so good this morning.. right now, the dow is down about 150 points. it fell 46 points yesterday and the nasdaq dropped 24./// ((kirsten joyce)) this 70-year-old kansas man found a way to get out of his marriage permanently. police say he robbed a bank he doesn't want to be around his wife! the fbi says he stole 3-grand then sat in the bank lobby and told security he did it. his wife of 33 years said they had an argument over the dryer. he faces 20 years in jail./// kirsten joyce it's been a "looney" week in our studio ... brian loftus >> let's look back at some of our brighter moments. ((demetria obilor)) trending now... a southwest airlines employee gave his flight a very looney welcome
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this is bugs bunny here, and on behalf of this flight crew here at southwest airlines, welcome to chicago." "oh, you screwy rabbit!" "please remain clear of the front and back doors!" "if you're connected here to another fine southwest flight.." "t-t-that's all folks!" )) ((sherry swensk)) >> i say now why....i say now why...do you not have that seat belt buckled. ((brian loftus)) >> that was pretty good sherry sot (( 3;06 robin williams: inaudible 3;10 )) ((brian loftus)) it's a bangarang kinda morning here in studio! the lovable lost boy from hook.. thudbutt is joining us this morning.. raushan hammond- my very first day of filming, i was supposed to get in a barrel. the barrel was gonna roll down a hill and hit robin. i thought it was a stunt double. steven spielberg says no you get in there! ((kirsten joyce)) you're young, you're limber, you can handle it! raushan hammond- i
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i'm startled .. i haven't met anybody, i didn't meet julia roberts, dustin hoffman, or robin .. it opens up i look at robin and i look over at steven and i go, mork and mindy? laughs ((kirsten joyce)) nanu nanu! ((sherry swensk)) for the first time ever, nasa kicks off a billion dollar asteroid chase later today. ((sherry swensk)) it will take 2 years to get to the asteroid .. then the suv- sized spacecraft will cruise around it, map the surface and bring back gre ((sherry swensk)) how are they going to get those rock samples though? ((kirsten joyce)) thank goodness we're not the experts who have to know! ((brian loftus)) you mentioned an suv ... you just open up the door, reach out, grab a few on your way around. and then you're good. laughs put it back in drive. raja: obviously what's gonna happen is i'm gonna give you some money and i need some money back. jared: interest.... raja: yea interest just open up your fist
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have the twenty. ((brian loftus)) >> this is a good deal for me. raja: it's a great deal for you, however things change ((brian loftus)) >> ok raja: >> because if i just flip my hand like this with my wrist you'll see that i now have the twenty and go ahead and open up your fist and you'll see you have the five ((sherry swensk)) >> ok i was watching that i never took my eyes off his hand ((sherry swensk)) >> because if i just flip my hand like this with my wrist you'll see that i now have the twe up your fist and you'll see you have the five ((brian loftus)) >> can we do it again with the opposite and i take the twenty and you flip it ((sherry swensk)) >> there goes my coffee and starbucks thanks for joining us. "c-b-s this morning" starts right now.///
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good morning to our viewers in the west. it is friday, september 9, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." breaking overnight, the world condemns north test, sending a war head on a ballistic missile. >> dangerous foreign policy views. trump's campaign manager, kellyanne conway and clinton's running mate, senator tim kaine, both here. >> sully returns to the hudson river, how the miracle landing changed his world. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's

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